Devin Townsend Premieres “Evermore” Video

Devin Townsend has premiered a new video for his new song “Evermore.” This track is from his new album “Empath,” which will be released March 29.

Townsend commented:

“So with the release of ‘Empath’ fast approaching and people having had various chances to hear the album, the reactions are pretty much what I expected: those interested in the more artistic and free form side of what I do really seem to like and understand it, and those looking for the more commercial or rocking side of what I do are maybe not so convinced 🙂

The initial plan was to release a more commercial song next (the sole one on the album, ‘Spirits Will Collide’) but the video we’ve been working on for that is hilariously ambitious and we needed a bit more time. Therefore, we opted to release this song, ‘Evermore’, as a way to bridge that gap. It’s slightly in the same vein as ‘Genesis’ on some level, I suppose, but a little more groovy and a bit less fractured in terms of structure.

The lyrics are not as much about a bored space cat crash landing on ‘planet fear’ in a literal sense, but I guess that’s easier to articulate with visuals at this stage than ‘yet another song about trying to work through one’s own midlife bullshit to find some sense of self-actualization,’ though perhaps with more time, it will resonate further with that. Thanks to Wayne, Josh and Miles for the tag team animations.

The drums on this particular track are all Anup Sastry (who is a great guy who loves his dog) and the Elektra choir helps out a lot again. I’ve got a strange relationship with singing at this stage of my career so I really appreciated the support.

I encourage you (if you like this sort of stuff, that is) to check it out in headphones. There’s a fair amount of candy in this song I spent a long time on. I think it’s streaming now too…

Thank you sincerely. The album is meant to be of some help in a weird way.”

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Devin Townsend Premieres New Song “Genesis”

Devin Townsend has premiered a new song titled “Genesis.” This track is from his new album “Empath,” which will be released March 29.

Townsend commented:

“It’s with great pride (and a healthy dose of trepidation) that I can finally present to you a song from the ‘Empath’ record. In each album cycle there is the dilemma over which track we ‘lead’ with, not only to get people excited, but also to give an accurate overview of the project.

As the musical nature of ‘Empath’ shifts from track to track, (from musical theater, death metal, prog free jazz and more commercial things) it was a hard decision. Some people wanted the relatively straightforward song ‘Spirits Will Collide’ while others wanted a more cinematic banging track like ‘Evermore’. We ultimately chose to go with the opening track, ‘Genesis’, as it not only features around five different stylistic shifts (some quite jarring, to be fair 🙂 but also includes all three drummers, the choir, the orchestra, and basically the kitchen sink as well. This song is ultimately about facing fear, as well as analyzing one’s relationship with one’s past in order to progress.

The record has an overarching theme of what I like to view as ‘hope’ in chaotic times.

I have been working on this record for more than a year, and it represents a kind of shift for me in my personal and professional world that I am quite proud of. It’s the first time in quite a few years I have made an album like this, and I think if nothing else, ‘Genesis’ represents the chaotic nature of the project (and the world at large currently) in the most accurate way I can do at this stage of life.

I’d like to thank the entire team of wonderful musicians and artists who helped me actualize this material, as well as InsideOut and Northern Music for their help and support.”